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Chicago Goth-pop Duo Wingtips Sing of Empowerment During Crisis in “Run For Shelter”

Chicago darkwave duo Wingtips sing a song of Empowerment with “Run for Shelter”, a song featured on their upcoming new album on Artoffact Records—Cutting Room Floor.

The dreamy and emotional synth-driven track follows the release of the album’s first single “Cross the Line”, but this time lead by powerful vocals of Wingtip’s Hannah Avalon who channels the majesty of pop icons circa 1988.

On the song’s themes, Wingtips’ Vincent Segretario states: “The track ‘Run for Shelter’ is a feeling of empowerment; finding out who you are and how you respond in times of crisis.”

Listen to Run for Shelter below:

Following their debut album, Exposure Therapy, Wingtips’ sophomore album Cutting Room Floor is a love letter to the classic dark pop sound of the 80s, while highlighting songwriting that transcends nostalgia with shimmering melodies and heartfelt emotions that resonate throughout. For their sound, the band describes it as “new romantic for post-millennial end times.”

“Writing ‘Cutting Room Floor’ was a much different experience than with our previous work,” adds Segretario. “In the past we certainly drew inspiration from ’80s artists, and still do at our core, but this time we wanted to jump out of that mold. I think if anything, that’s how we’ve matured; simply doing more of what we want as artists and staying true to ourselves in the present moment.”

Wingtips’ Cutting Room Floor is out September 3rd on Artoffact Records.

Pre-order the album here

Wingtips are set to tour North America extensively in 2021 and 2022.

Wingtips Live Dates:

  • Aug 28 – Carbondale, IL @ Hangar 9
  • Aug 31 – Fort Worth, TX @ Main at South Side
  • Sep 2 – New Orleans, LA @ The Goat
  • Sep 3 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall +
  • Sep 4 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger +
  • Sep 5 – Laredo, TX @ Cold Brew Rock Bar +
  • Sep 6 – Austin, TX @ Elysium +
  • Sep 8 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge +
  • Sep 9 – Yuma, AZ @ The Alement +
  • Sep 10 – San Diego, CA @ Space +
  • Sep 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Catch One + *
  • Sep 12 – Cathedral City, CA @ Bart Lounge + *
  • Sep 13 – Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer + *
  • Sep 15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel + *
  • Sep 16 – Sacramento, CA @ The Starlet Room + *
  • Sep 17 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s +
  • Sep 18 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon +
  • Sep 20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall +
  • Sep 21- Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater +
  • Sep 22 – Wichita, KS @ Elbow Room +
  • Sep 23 – Tulsa, OK @ The Starlite +
  • Sep 26 – Chicago, IL @ Cold Waves Festival
  • Oct 8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mortimer’s
  • Oct 9 – Madison, WI @ Crucible
  • Oct 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Voth Festival
  • Nov 26 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar $
  • Nov 27 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub $
  • Nov 28 – Miami, FL @ Gramps
  • Dec 2 – Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle
  • Dec 4 – Louisville, KY @ Art Sanctuary
  • Dec 7 – Richmond, VA @ Fallout
  • Dec 8 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
  • Dec 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Warehouse on Watts
  • Dec 11 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
  • Dec 12 – Providence, RI @ Dusk
  • Feb 11 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace %
  • Feb 12 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount %

+ = Twin Tribes
* = Creux Lies
$ = Vision Video
% = Lebanon Hanover

Photo of Wingtips, by Carlos Azuara

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